Net addiction

In today’s society, the Internet has made its way into almost every American home. It is a

well-known fact that the web is a valuable asset for research and learning. Unfortunately, it can also be a very dangerous place for teens. With social networking sites like Myspace and Friendster, chat rooms, instant messaging, and online role-playing video games, our children are at access to almost anyone.

Keeping tabs on our teens’ online habits doesn’t just keep them safe from online predators. More and more parents are becoming wary of the excessive hours their teens spend surfing the web, withdrawing from family, friends and activities they used to enjoy.

Internet Addiction is a big problem facing far too many teens and their families. Though the web is a place for learning and can be safe for keeping in touch, it is important that families understand the potential risks to find a healthy balance. —